This is Gordie, he is a 2-year-old Boxer Shepard mix. Gordie is very energetic and goes on daily 2-hour walks religiously. Gordie loves sleeping upside down with his paws up. Being in such a vulnerable position signifies that Gordie has a lot of trust in his owners and environment. Being such an active dog, Gordie also uses this mechanism to cool down. Dogs’ stomachs being a source of heat and their paws which they sweat through makes sense why dogs including Gordie may lay facing up. This cooling method allows for the dogs to self-regulate their body temperature. Gordie’s favorite foods are cucumbers and whip cream!